Ankle pain is a common problem that can occur with regular activity, overuse or following a sports injury. In some cases, people can also twist their ankle on a curb. In all of these cases, treatment is necessary to resolve the ankle pain. Ankle pain may be the cause of torn or damaged ankle ligaments or tendons that surround the ankle. In other cases there could be damage to the bones around the ankle or cartilage damage within the joint. X-rays and MRI can be helpful in making a diagnosis. Early treatment will help you avoid further injury and will help you return to your activities more rapidly. If you have ankle pain, contact the foot and ankle doctors at Advanced Podiatry in Tampa Florida for treatment.